The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has appealed to the government to cut cost of electricity to industries to them more competitive regionally and globally.
We are grateful for the intervention to reduce cost of electricity to
Industries, but we need further reduction if we are to make gains and
contribute effectively towards our gross national product, Dr. Yaw
Adu. Gyamfi, National President, AGI, said.
He was addressing the Association’s Tema Regional Annual General
Meeting and Energy Service Centre Road show in Tema.
According to him, the AGI played a pivotal role in private sector
development and asked government to do more to make industries
He urged members to continue posting ideas that would feed the
dialogue it was having with government which would bring about mutual
He said the advent of the African continental free trade area concept
could be scary if local industries were not able to compete regionally
because all manner of goods would be dumped in Ghana.
“But we have our own competitive advantages and that should be
immediately worked on while we strengthen our weaknesses,” he said.
Mr Seth Twum-Akwaboah, Chief Officer, AGI, cautioned against the
springing up of trade and industrial chambers, saying they could
weaken the Association.
He called for unity in order to make the association a formidable
entity that would be able to create the enabling environment for
Ghanaian industries to flourish.